Raptor Watching Sept. 21, 2019

Spent most of the afternoon with Roger from Salmon Arm and Isaac up at the raptor viewing area.  A sow Black Bear and 3 cubs spent the entire time a short ways from us sleeping in a tree.  It was a wild experience seeing lots of migrating raptors and looking over at the bears for the entire afternoon.  Will post photos of the bears in the wildlife photos section of this web site.
Dufferin Raptor Migration Viewpoint (Kamloops), Thompson-Nicola, British Columbia, CA
Sep 21, 2019 11:35 AM – 5:25 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    4 bears (3 Cubs and mom) sleeping in tree.  All brown except one black cub.
21 species
Turkey Vulture  5
Turkey Vulture jhkj3.JPG
Northern Harrier  9
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  5
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Northern Goshawk  2
Bald Eagle  3
Swainson’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  45
Northern Flicker (Red-shafted)  1
American Kestrel  4    1-2 migrants
Merlin  1
Steller’s Jay  1
Black-billed Magpie  3
Common Raven  60
Mountain Bluebird  9
American Robin  3
American Pipit  11
Red Crossbill  2
Pine Siskin  3
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Audubon’s)  5

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